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A Douglass Township garage was destroyed by fire Thursday afternoon, authorities reported.

"It was a total loss," said Jeff Bealer, Boyertown Fire & Rescue public information officer.

Fire crews from Berks and Montgomery counties responded shortly after 1 p.m. to a two-alarm fire in the 1200 block of Reading Avenue, which is Route 562.

The home near the detached garage was not damaged, Bealer said. There were no injuries.

Fire officials immediately struck a second alarm and activated a tanker task force to haul water to the scene.

The fire was declared under control within an hour.

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